What would you do if you could write the story of your life? From the Richard & Judy author of YESTERDAY’S SUN
This is the story of Emma’s life.
For three long years, she has battled with illness, enduring everything with bravery and always with hope. Then one day, Emma is told that they’ve reached the end of the road. While her family and friends are thrown into denial and grief, Emma suddenly realises that with so much left undone, she must find a way to live the life she has always dreamed of.
This is a story of Emma’s death.
Emma begins to write and something miraculous starts to happen: as her body weakens, the lines between fiction and reality start to blur and her story takes on a life of its own. And as her story gains in strength, Emma, and those who cherish her, discover that even in death, there is life.
This is a story about happy endings.
‘Enchanting, moving and hard to put down’ Closer
‘Life affirming’ Sunday Mirror
Praise for Amanda Brooke:
‘A haunting and heartbreaking story that stayed with me long after I’d finished’ Fern Britton
‘Magical and unputdownable’ Katie Fforde
‘An extraordinary debut novel’ Daily Express
About the author
Amanda Brooke is a single mum in her forties who lives in Liverpool with her teenage daughter Jessica. It was only when her young son was diagnosed with cancer that Amanda began to develop her writing, recording her family’s journey in a journal and through poetry. When Nathan died in 2006 at just three years old, Amanda was determined that his legacy would be one of inspiration not devastation. Her debut novel Yesterday’s Sun was inspired by her experiences of motherhood and her understanding of how much a mother would be willing to sacrifice for the life of her child.